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On Monday at 9:30 a.m., the court is expected to release orders from the February 21 conference. At 10:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in U.S. Forest Service v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association. Click to read our preview from Noah Sachs.
On Monday at 11:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in Opati v. Sudan. Click to read our preview from Amy Howe.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, there is a possibility of opinions at 10:00 a.m.

The Boeing Company v. United States

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-1302 Federal Cir. Jan 18, 2011
Tr.Aud.
May 23, 2011 9-0 Scalia OT 2010

Holding: When a court dismisses a contractor's prima facie valid affirmative defense to the government's allegations of breach of contract to protect state secrets, a proper remedy is to leave the parties where they were on the day they filed suit.

Plain English Holding: When litigation would end up disclosing state secrets, courts may not try the claims and may not award relief to either party.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Scalia on May 23, 2011.

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